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Footsteps to Freedom Tours

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Address: Lobby Taj Hotel, corner Wale St and St George's Mall, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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The Footsteps to Freedom walking tour of the historic heart of Cape Town...

The Footsteps to Freedom walking tour of the historic heart of Cape Town tells the story of Cape Town and its people. We use streets, buildings, monuments, memorials and the passing street-scene as props develop a story of Cape Town and South Africa's dramatic past. Stories of Dutch and British colonial rule, slavery and apartheid, and finally our peaceful transition to a real democracy.We gather before 10h30 (Mon-Sat) in the lobby of the Taj Cape Town Hotel, located in centre of Cape Town's cultural and historic precinct. At 10h30 the 2½ hr walking tour starts from the steps of the Bishop Robert Gray Memorial, adjacent Taj Cape Town hotel.

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Brought the city to life

I joined a 3 hour walking tour and the given guide was Ivor Shaskolsky. He gave a highly articulate and interesting insight into the culture, history and architecture of the city... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

My wife and I took a 2-hour walking tour in May 2012. It was the off-season so we actually were the only people on the tour, which was actually helpful as our tour guide waited about 15 minutes while searched for parking. It was a great way to learn about the history of Cape Town. We walked all along downtown... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

I joined a 3 hour walking tour and the given guide was Ivor Shaskolsky. He gave a highly articulate and interesting insight into the culture, history and architecture of the city. It was an easy walk and whilst I'd been concerned at wandering about on a very hot morning he managed to find a lot of shady spots to give... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

I had the great pleasure of spending a day with Garth on a tour of the Cape Penninsula. Garth was extremely knowledgable on just about every topic I had a question about (be it geology, botany, fauna, politics, etc.). He was a true professional and made sure to take care of all the details throughout the day. I would highly... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

We were a group of five young, interested, first-time visitors to Capetown. We did a Footsteps to Freedom walking tour with Ivor who was a brilliant. We highly recommend this tour as a way to start off your vacation in Capetown. As we walked around the streets of this surprisingly old city, Ivor gradually built up a picture in our... More 

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